Achieving Operational Excellence For Oil Production & Performance Enhancement

Achieving Operational Excellence For Oil Production & Performance Enhancement

Dubai- UAE

6th – 10th January , 2019

10th – 14th February , 2019



Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

Developed their existing Understanding of  Production Equipment Facilities

Understood the Construction, the Arc Extinguishing Principles of Surface Production Facilities Operations

Expanded their knowledge of the Separation, Dehydration, Treatment & Sweetening Processes of Oil & Natural Gas

Acquire the Skills and Practical Knowledge to Identify The requirements for Safety Aspects

Developed their existing Understanding of production Equipment Troubleshooting


Petroleum Engineers, Operators & Technicians

Managers and Supervisors from any industry

Maintenance Planners , Operators  and Coordinators

Operators and Manufacturing Managers and Supervisors

Plant Engineers and Process System Managers

Section Engineers and Planners


General Overview for Surface Production Facilities

Process flow diagrams

Main factors controlling the process performance

Fluid properties

Process configuration

Separators & Separation

Types of Separators

Separation theory

Component Parts of Separator

Separator Sizing

Separator operating  problems & solving

Solved examples

Oil Treatment

Dehydration process

Oil treatment equipments

Heater treaters

Direct and indirect heating


Chemicals for Demulsification

Crude Oil Washing Equipments

Process troubleshooting

Solved examples

Treatment of Produced Water

Removal of Oil

General Principles

Equipment Description

Design Procedures

Removal of Solids and Dissolved Gases

General Principles

Equipment Description

Design Procedures

Problems and solving associated with water treatment equipments

Team Workshop—Produced Water Treatment

Treatment and Handling of Produced Gas

Removal of Acid Gases

Process Descriptions

Process Selection

Gas Dehydration

Process Descriptions

Process Selection

Gas Sweetening (Acid Gas Removal)

Chemi- Sorption Seating Process

Physical Solvents

Direct Conversion H2S to Elementary Sulfur

Heat Exchangers

Function of heat exchangers

Types of H.E

Design of H.E

Heat exchanger train

Gas Compression

Processes and Equipment

Design Procedures

Team Exercise—Produced Gas Handling

Process Troubleshooting

Instrument and Plant Air System 

Pressure Measurement and Control

Temperature Measurement and Control

Flow Measurement and Control

LACT unit ( quality & quantity control)

Level Measurement and Control

Control Valves and Shutdown Systems

Process control

Water Injection Process

Types of Reservoir

Reservoir Performance & Recovery Factor

Secondary Recovery (Water & Gas Injection)

Water source

Water quality control

Injected water analysis

Water Injection Treatment

Water Injection Pumping Station

Process troubleshooting



Pump Classification

Centrifugal Pumps

Reciprocating Pumps

Diaphragm Pumps

Rotary Pumps

Multiphase Pumps

Basic Principles

Head, Horsepower Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)

Basic Selection Criteria

Pump troubleshooting

Cooling Water

Water quality

Water source

Water problems

Heat transfer theory

Heat transfer modes

Heating and cooling system

Cooling capacity

Heat removal calculations

Pipeline Operations

Type of pipelines

Gas pipeline

Crude oil pipeline

Water pipeline

Pressure drop in pipelines

Pipeline performance

Practical hydraulic gradient

Pipeline start-up & shutdown

Operation problems

Pipeline  integration

Pipeline maintenance

Major Incidents, Emergency Response, and the role of Safety Culture

Rules versus Risk Assessment

Process safety: the start-up phenomena

Case Study: Everything went wrong

Rethink – what was “the” root cause?

What is Health and Safety Culture?

Development of positive safety culture and how to promote safety culture

Overview of Emergency Response Planning

Course assessment

Language : English & Arabic .

Fees : 3950 $

Daily schedule :

Lecture1  9 :  11 Am

Rest  1 11 :  11.15 Am

Lecture2 11.15 :  12.45 Pm

Rest 2 12.45 : 2 Pm

Lecture3 2 :  3 Pm

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